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BOREALIS VINTAGE CUVÉE BRUT SPARKLING 2016 Traditional method, WO Tulbagh, South Africa
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer KRONE
Very light yellow colour. Fairly intense, complex, toasty, ripe lemon-apple meringue nose with some leesy, pencil eraser notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, well structured, quite complex, spicy, intense, very ripe lemon-apple meringue flavours with a lingering, high acid, somewhat nutty, very toasty, effervescent finish. Best with poultry. Ready-to-drink. This blend of 90% Chardonnay, 9% Pinot Noir and 1% Pinot Blanc has 11.5% alcohol and 9 g/L residual sugar with lot number 162/16 on the lower part of the glass bottle. CSPC 556654
Type Sparkling Wine
Agent Uni Vin
Country South Africa
Rating **/**+(88.5 points)
Dry, Tangy, Very Toasty
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
\"90% Chardonnay, 9% Pinot Noir, 1% Pinot Blanc ... Elegant, iridescent gold in colour; Oyster shell and chalky limestone character leads to pineapple, fresh yellow apple and salted caramel flavours with a fine, persistent mouthfilling mousse; Creamy textures on the mid-palate with some baked pie-crust, and a refreshing, tangy finish.\" (weekendspecial.co.za, Oct. 25, 2017) TASTING NOTE: [The South Africa Special Report 2017 did not include a tasting note.] Score - 89 (Tim Atkin, MW, timatkin.com, South Africa Special Report 2017) Price $ 18.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - May 26, 2018
Cases bought 339 (6 bottles per case)

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